Young poet Hannah Hodgson talks to us about the life experiences that motivate her writing. When I think about all the things which influence me to write a poem, personal experience leaps out as a major factor. This may be because I am newly disabled and chronically ill. I can no longer eat or drink and […]
We talk to writer and film programmer Jay Bernard about resisting reformist agendas, writing marginal lives, and why you should be wary of the tagline ‘young poet’. Hi Jay – thanks for talking to us. You work across various different artforms: film, graphic art, poetry. As an artist, do you find that your different interests and talents […]
We talk to Camille Ralphs, author of acclaimed poetry pamphlet Malkin and current president of Oxford University Poetry Society. Hi Camille – thanks for talking to us. It’s been a really exciting time for you with your debut pamphlet Malkin being so well received over the past year. What’s been your experience of that so far? I’ve been lucky. […]
We’ve put together a short list of tips and ideas that we hope will guide you in the best ways to give constructive feedback on another person’s poetry, and how best to take it on board yourself. Showing someone else your writing can be a really daunting experience. However confident you feel about your work, […]
We talk to two of the founding members of the Dead [Women] Poets Society about séances, Stevie Smith, and levelling out poetry’s playing field.
Dai George talks about his addiction to the written word.
Find out more about the Poetry for Peace project, involving poets Adnan al-Sayegh Jenny Lewis working with Oxford schools on themes of heritage and peace.
New Young People’s Laureate for London Caleb Femi talks to Ruth Awolola about his plans for the year ahead.
Announcing the winners of the Timothy Corsellis prize 2016
Helen Bowell talks to us about Elizabeth Bishop and the difficulty of writing from perspectives which aren’t your own.